We believe in prioritizing functional learning goals.
While every child may have different areas of need, we believe that every goal should be functional. A functional learning goal decreases the likelihood of problem behavior and increases independence in a specific area that will lead to future independence in a related area. For example, teaching a child how to ask appropriately for their favorite snack will decrease the likelihood of a tantrum because we have taught the child how to appropriately ask for what s/he wants. This skill will increase the child’s independence when s/he is with other adults or peers. Learning this skill will help build the foundation for learning how to request other items and activities appropriately thus increasing the likelihood of positive social interactions and peer relationships.
We take a balanced approach to each child’s programming needs. Targeting functional skills across key skill areas is critical in providing the child with a well-balanced curriculum. As part of the assessment process, your child’s BCBA will work with you to identify the specific areas of need for your child and what functional learning goals should be targeted.
We believe in quality services
We keep our caseloads small to ensure that we can deliver the level of individualized attention needed to get results. All services are delivered by experienced Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) or Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) specializing in treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
We work together with families and collaborate with other service providers to meet your child’s needs.
Parent training is a major part of our services.
We believe that consistency is key to success for rapid learning to occur. An important part of your child’s treatment plan is for you, the parent, to understand how your child learns best. As part of all in-home consultative sessions, a BCBA will be working closely with you and any additional care providers you may choose to learn your child’s treatment plan. This may include learning how to implement your child’s behavior plan or how to work on specific skill acquisition goals. We also find it greatly beneficial to provide teaching sessions out in the community where you and your child typically like to go to ensure the skills are generalizing in a natural setting.
We embrace collaboration with other service providers.
Children with ASD and other developmental delays often have a number of specialists (e.g., Speech, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy) in additional to their school teachers working with them on a range of skills. We recognize how important strong communication is across providers which is why we make every effort to collaborate with your child’s providers in order to coordinate goals and support continuity of programming.